Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Hockey Dude
Hockey Dude on May 9, 2009 at 12:16 am

Interesting film by a young local director, RD Hall. It was nice to sit in there for a couple of hours. Many of those who attended had never been in the Rialto when it was in operation. The insides have been pretty much well preserved. Interseting to note that the film was actually projected digitally from a DVD projector in the balcony, and it was able to achieve the standard aspect ratio. I’d say about 200 people made the show. Cant wait for the next show.

Hockey Dude
Hockey Dude on May 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

The show at the Rialto is at 8:30 PM May 8th 2009

Hockey Dude
Hockey Dude on May 8, 2009 at 8:26 am

Hey everybody, local South Pas kid and amateur filmmaker, R.D.Hall, will be premiering him Noir Horror/Gangster movie at the Rialto in South Pasadena on May 8th, 2009. The One-Sheet was created by another South Pas kid, local art legend, Jimi(not the tattoo artist)Martinez. Admission is free, as is the popcorn and refreshments. Whoa! Friday night at the movies!!! Lets all go support indie filmmaking…Rialto rocks!!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 30, 2008 at 5:47 pm

The Nuart probably opened in 1930. Southwest Builder & Contractor’s issue of March 21, 1930, carried an item about the construction contracts for the theater. Motion Picture Herald of March 26, 1932, mentioned a management change at the Nuart Theatre in Sawtelle. In 1939, the house was already being remodeled and redecorated and getting a new marquee, according to an item in Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of August 5th that year.

kencmcintyre on December 29, 2008 at 9:20 am

I saw “Pink Flamingos” at the TLA in Philadelphia, around 1981. Waters had just written a book and was there to answer questions and sign autographs. A very personable guy.

lisasutton on December 29, 2008 at 1:43 am

I saw Pink Flamingoes at a midnight screening in 1978 with about 8 people in the audience . One of those 8 was John Waters, who spoke with us after the show. and answered all our questions. He went on to tell us about his plans for a main-stream movie based on an overweight pimply-faced teenager who loved to dance. A few years later, “Hairspray” was released.

ndavick on November 23, 2008 at 5:55 am

I managed the Nuart for a few years in the late 70s and remember the great clientele. Patrons stood in long lines and squeezed in the last single seats left for their favorite movies. Changing movies daily was sometimes a challenge when the freight company shipped the movie late and the quality of the film wasn’t its best. The projectionist, Steve Oliver, would have to cut and splice the film together right before showing. Linda Rondstat stood in line with her then boyfriend, Jerry Brown. I cannot recall the movie they saw. Edie the Egg Lady, from Pink Flamingos, played in a band on stage. Her drummer was Gina Schock, soon to be a Go-Go. Edie, God rest her sole, was not cut out for singing, but it was a fun night. The director of Eraserhead, David Lynch, came in a few times to watch his film at midnight.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 23, 2008 at 4:02 am

It might be a junior chapter of the Hells Angels. :)

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on September 23, 2008 at 3:21 am

That’s a lot of bicycles out front!

kencmcintyre on April 16, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Here is a 2002 photo from the LA Times site:

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 31, 2008 at 7:08 pm

I bet AMC didn’t have a hand in it, but that the production design staff just picked up cups at the closest movie theater.

HowardBHaas on March 31, 2008 at 5:31 pm

And,as William, implies, “product placement” means compensation. AMC paying the TV show (and also compensating Landmark for using the Nuart). It is likely worth more to AMC because they are nationwide in more markets than Landmark. So, Justin, it isn’t dishonestly changing the affiliation, but merely inserting a commercial inside the show!

William on March 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm

It’s the production company’s art department that dresses the set and the deals that the production company makes for product placement not CBS.

moviebuff82 on March 31, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Tivo alert…on tonight’s new episode of The Big Bang Theory, the main guys go to this theater to see a revival of the Apes movies. The only difference is that the concessions are AMC brands, not Landmark!!! How shameful that CBS chose to make the Nuart as an AMC theater and not Landmark.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 18, 2008 at 7:46 am

This is a recent marquee shot for marquee aficionados.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 6, 2007 at 10:53 am

The above link didn’t last very long. Here is another photo of the Nuart Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 13, 2007 at 5:32 pm

This is another recent photo of the Nuart Theater.

kencmcintyre on July 14, 2007 at 8:38 pm

The Nu-Art showed “Birth of a Nation” in July 1970. I recall that the owner of the Silent Movie theater scheduled a showing a few years ago, but canceled due to community objection.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 10, 2007 at 10:58 am

Here is a recent night view of the Nuart Theater.

georgepeter on May 29, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Eraserhead played ther for years i recall. I recall seeing The Elephant Man in Westwood Village then driving to The Nuart to see Eraserhead for the fifth time. It was a great movie night.

hermit on May 28, 2007 at 6:33 pm

I saw a film in the 70s I’m quite sure at the Nuart but can’t remember director or name. Can you help me. The story was about a girl name beauty queen of a French town/village and a millionaire who fell in love with her. She wouldn’t move to NYC with him becuase she didn’t want to leave her father, etc…he finally decided the only way he could marry her was to move the village to NYC. So at the end you see this French village in NYC and I remember some older French men sitting on a bridge, Brooklyn?? and throwing peelings, avocado? which cause a traffic accident. Very whimsical and fun and I’ve run out of ideas to track it down. Please help!!!! Chihully